News & Blues

News and Blues

A weekly re-cap of weird and funny news from around the nation.

Curses, Foiled Again Fugitive Jacob Moore, 25, tried to divert police attention from his home, where officers were preparing to execute a warrant, by calling in a bomb threat to an elementary school in Hayden, Idaho. Moore forgot to turn off his caller ID, however, allowing authorities to trace the call to his phone and confirm that he was at home. They arrested him and added making a false bomb threat to the original felony charge against him. (Spokane-Couer d’Alene’s KXLY-TV)



News and Blues

A weekly re-cap of weird and funny news from around the nation.

Curses, Foiled Again



News and Blues

A weekly re-cap of weird and funny news from around the nation.

Curses, Foiled Again



News and Blues

A weekly re-cap of weird and funny news from around the nation.

Curses, Foiled Again



News and Blues

A weekly re-cap of weird and funny news from around the nation.

Curses, Foiled Again



News and Blues

A weekly re-cap of weird and funny news from around the nation.

Curses, Foiled Again



News and Blues

A weekly re-cap of weird and funny news from around the nation

Curses, Foiled Again Police accused Jeremiah Scales of selling synthetic marijuana from his girlfriend’s house in Bloomington, Ind., after a nearby sign announcing “Drugs This Way” alerted them. “Our detectives did some surveillance, as well as some buys,” police Sgt. Pam Gladish said, noting that comings and goings at all hours stood out in the otherwise quiet neighborhood. (Indianapolis’s WTHR-TV)



News and Blues

A weekly re-cap of weird and funny news from around the nation

Curses, Foiled Again Three Seattle teenagers tried to steal a woman’s car at gunpoint but failed because none of them could operate a manual transmission. “I got a five-speed in there,” victim Nancy Frederickson said, “and they couldn’t figure out how to get it going.” Surveillance cameras showed the suspects running away. (Seattle’s KOMO-TV)



News and Blues

A weekly re-cap of weird and funny news from around the nation

Curses, Foiled Again While shooting scenes for a Fox television show in Chicago, a production crew was granted access to the Cook County Jail but had to undergo background checks because of the “extensive security measures that we impose on any visitor,” sheriff’s official Ben Breit said. The screening discovered that crewmember James Suhajda, 52, was wanted on a domestic battery warrant dating to 2003. Deputies took him into custody. (Chicago Tribune)



News and Blues

A weekly re-cap of weird and funny news from around the nation

Curses, Foiled Again Andrew James Joffe, 24, called 911 to report that he was lost and being chased by wild hogs in Pasco County, Fla. Deputies who responded located Joffe and then discovered he had an open warrant for driving with a suspended license. While his backpack was being inventoried for safekeeping at the jail, a deputy found a GPS whose “home address” wasn’t Joffe’s. Joffe admitted taking it and other items from a car. “We have had people with warrants call us to turn themselves in before,” Sheriff Grady Judd said, “but it’s unusual for someone with an active warrant, who just burglarized a car, to get lost and call us for help.” (Sarasota’s WWSB-TV)